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October 13, 2009

Media Contact: Hannah Buchanan
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The University of Texas at Tyler

UT Tyler Education Professor Receives National Grant to Study in Israel


Dr. Robert Stevens, professor of education at The University of Texas at Tyler, has received a national grant to study in Israel, Dr. William Geiger, College of Education and Psychology dean, announced.

He is one of 19 nominated U.S. college and university educators who will participate in the “Echoes and Reflections Professors’ Study Tour” Jan. 5 – 13, 2010 in Yad Vashem, Israel. 

Stevens, nominated by the Holocaust Museum of Houston director, will study literature and art of the Holocaust and a multimedia curriculum to effectively understand and share Holocaust history in multicultural classroom settings.

The program is funded in part by the Holocaust History Museum in Yad Vashem, Isreal. 

“I’m excited and delighted to participate and represent the university in this endeavor,” Stevens said. “I hope to gain valuable networks and knowledge, and in turn, use them to benefit the university’s multicultural offerings.”

Stevens holds an Ed.D. in social foundations of education from the University of Massachusetts and has conducted post-doctorate research in government and international relations at Harvard University.

Courses he teaches at UT Tyler include School in the Social Setting, Educational Psychology and Applied Learning Theories. He previously served as the university’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction chair.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 90 undergraduate and graduate degrees are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of more than 6,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.


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